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Free Cheesecake Factory dessert with donation

This is the final week of Hunger Action Month, so time is running out on this deal from the Cheesecake Factory. If you donate $5 to the Feeding America campaign by registering here, you will get a thank you in the form of a free slice of cheesecake.

Free ice cream from Cold Stone Creamery

September is also Make-A-Wish month for the Make A Wish Foundation. As they’ve done in the past, Cold Stone Creamery will be giving away 3-ounce ice cream treats during the “World’s Largest Ice Cream Social.” On Thursday, Sept. 30, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., go to any participating ice cream shop to sample Kate’s Creation: Caramel Apple Ice Cream mixed with chocolate shavings, graham cracker pie crust and apple pie filling. You can also make a donation to the Make A Wish Foundation.

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8 comments Add your comment

Cammi317

September 29th, 2010
11:47 am

Kate’s Creation sounds yummy!

David

September 29th, 2010
2:03 pm

Why are there so many Cold Stone stores closing. They all seem to be busy, and then they go out of business for no apparent reason. There were five in our area and the last one just closed. Is this the sign of a bad business model?

Sharona

September 29th, 2010
7:06 pm

I don’t know..the icecream is sooo good!

Tina

September 29th, 2010
7:09 pm

As good as the ice cream tastes it is just overpriced. That’s why I believe many are going out of business.

sigma6

September 29th, 2010
9:29 pm

Tina I agree with u completely. WAY overpriced. Have only taken the family to the one nearest my home twice and was shaking my head on the way out the door both times. They make a good product but not that good! I will go get my free sample tomorrow though! Maybe it will make me feel better about splurging on my two previous visits! :)

Tasty$$$

September 30th, 2010
9:57 am

I agree that their business model is definitely all wrong. If it costs approx $8 for basically a sunday, how often is the average person going to treat themselves.

They need to figure out a way to reduce those prices. Its good, but its just ice cream.

Sandra

September 30th, 2010
5:03 pm

No, the ice cream is not over-priced. Take a look at the quality of their product and you’ll see why. The toppings are well known brands and they’re expensive. All ice cream and home-made and no water is added to it. You get what you pay for. The Yogurt business might be a cause to the closings, it’s very competitive.

Rhett

September 30th, 2010
7:13 pm

If the ice cream costs too much, they may need to limit it to a few stores in areas of town where people go to splurge (Buckhead, Alpharetta, North Point). When Brusters first came on the scene, I only knew of one in Kennesaw. I used to drive there from SWAT (southwest Atlanta – near airport) once a month or every other month. Then one popped up in Marietta near Cumberland Mall; half the distance. Now there’s one down the street from my house. They rolled in slowly, got folks hooked, then open spots near their addicts…I think they used to ask for my zip code.

Does Stone Cold hand-mix the ice cream. Maybe they can use a machine and eliminate the extra employees (sorry, but it has to be done) to cut some overhead and feed the bottom line.